All this media talk about the Russians wanting to "rekindle" their special relationship with the Castro regime (nuclear missiles, anyone?), is probably making you all a tad nostalgic for the good old days when Havana was, well, a loyal outpost of Soviet imperialism.
So, enjoy the AFP archive photograph above of Fidel Castro visiting his paymasters in Moscow in the mid 1970s.
Welcome to the blog of my new book, Child of the Revolution: Growing up in Castro's Cuba, which is published in Australia and New Zealand by Allen & Unwin.
The book is now available in the UK, Canada and the US, and in Brazil (in Portuguese).